According to Mattingley Facebook has not announced its intentions regarding adding additional real money gambling options like those of Gamesys although he believes that there is no reason why more real money partnerships will not be undertaken.
Mattingley was speaking following record revenues for the first half of 2012. At the same time Mattingley expressed 888’s delight with their entrance into the Spanish online market where poker revenues have doubled since the launch of a dot.es site.
He declared their intention to build on their success in Spain and adapt the software for online poker in the Italian Market when it is licensed to do so. He also stated their intention of launching online slots in the dot.it market.
Mattingley confirmed that 888 are using regulated markets as learning curves for markets like the U.S. which are opening up.
Regarding their social arm, Mattingley said they are in the process of integrating Mytopia into their 888 department structure. Their current plans are to increase their online social playing base with the ultimate aim of converting their social games to some variation of real money gaming options.
Mattingley pointed out that they are treading carefully regarding their social gaming arm as they need to ensure prudent marketing and advertising channels.